DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria Partners with Electra Meccanica to Extend MY STAY. MY CAR.™ with SOLO EV
Hotel guests can now reserve the innovative commuter car along with their room for a fun, convenient and affordable way to explore the city
VICTORIA, British Columbia - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria announced today that it has partnered with Vancouver automaker Electra Meccanica to enhance its hotel ride share program MY STAY. MY CAR.™. Beginning immediately, guests of the hotel can select a Meccanica SOLO all-electric commuter car with their guest room for an additional $20 per night and receive complimentary parking. The program is powered by share economy pioneer, Turo.
Within 24 hours of arrival, guests can easily book direct through the hotel’s website or by calling reservations (1-800-774-1500) and asking for the MY STAY. MY CAR.™ package. When the guest arrives, they complete a one-page rental agreement, check-in, and are provided with two keys for their stay: their room and their car.
“With so many travelers arriving to Victoria’s Inner Harbour on foot via float plane or ferry, we’re thrilled our hotel is able to offer them this easy, cost effective and green way to explore our city,” said Francis Mairet, principal, Mairet Hotels, who manage the Victoria property.
“We are excited to be able to offer our SOLO for guests at this premier hotel located in our home province,” said Jerry Kroll, CEO, Electra Meccanica. “The SOLO was designed as a local commuter car and as an EV it has little – if any – environmental impact.”
As many of Victoria’s attractions are outside of the downtown core, having a car allows travelers to easily access popular locations such as Victoria’s Butchart Gardens or Willows Beach. The SOLO’s single seating configuration provides a fun and unique driving experience and the car has a 100-mile range to power guests around in style and comfort.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria was the first hotel to offer a ride share service with a Prius via the Turo car service. This offer represents an expansion of that program by adding the SOLO to the available vehicle options. With this addition, the hotel has added two electric car charging stations to the property for added convenience for guests who wish to charge their own electric vehicles on property.
While some luxury residences such as New York City’s Solaire have partnered with carshare apps like ReachNow to attract homebuyers, short-term rentals for travelers often still involve standard rental car companies and the fees and contracts that come with them. MY STAY. MY CAR.™ offers travelers the car they need when they need it, for a fun, convenient and affordable way to explore the city.
The SOLO is priced just under $20,000 CAD and interested consumers can place a fully-refundable $250 deposit by visiting EMVauto.com. A publicly held company, Electra Meccanica began trading on the OTCQB exchange and announced its application filing for NASDAQ Capital Markets listing last October.
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About Mairet Hotels
Mairet Hotels is an innovative third-party hotel management company specializing in the re-branding and repositioning of hotels to meet their fullest potential. A growing company, Mairet Hotels currently manages 2 properties in British Columbia with expansion plans in place. Mairet Hotels oversees hotel transformations from the initial financing stage, renovation and beyond – achieving record RevPAR on behalf of the ownership group. Passionate about efficiency, the management team excels in achieving maximum productivity with minimum expense. Long-term financial gain and superior employee and guest satisfaction are crucial to the success of this Victoria, BC, company. With thinking outside the box a daily activity, Mairet Hotels has continued to stay ahead of the curve in all things hospitality. For more information, visit www.mairethotels.com.
About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.
A designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, Electra Meccanica builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino convertible, an elegant high-performance sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Intermeccanica has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for nearly 60 years. Electra Meccanica, with its subsidiary Intermeccanica, is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses.
For more information, visit www.EMVauto.com
Turo is a car sharing marketplace where local car owners provide travelers with the perfect vehicle for their next adventure. Travelers from around the world choose from a unique selection of cars and car owners earn extra money while helping fuel their adventures. A pioneer of the sharing economy and travel industry, Turo is a safe, supportive community where the car you rent is part of a story, not a fleet. Whether it's an F-150 truck to help out on moving day, a Tesla for a luxurious weekend away, or a classic Mercedes-Benz for a picture-perfect road trip, travelers rent the car and own the adventure. Discover Turo at Turo.com.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 525 upscale hotels with nearly 125,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit www.doubletree.com. Connect with the DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.